Sam Roland Heughan is a Scottish actor, producer, author, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his starring role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander (2014–present) for which he has won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor and the Saturn Award

Heughan has also starred in films such as the spy comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018), The Empty Train, and the superhero action film Bloodshot (2020).

 Among his numerous plays he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer for his performance in Outlying Islands performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs

Heughan and his Outlander co-star Graham McTavish co-wrote Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other[3] which reached number one on the New York Times' Best Seller List for hardcover nonfiction, and combined print and e-book nonfiction in November 2020

Outlander season six concluded a few months ago with just eight episodes in the entire run.

The series was the shortest to date due to the coronavirus pandemic and actress Caitriona Balfe’s pregnancy. Season seven won't be on for a while but the Starz period drama is in production and fans will get an extended 16-episode cycle when the show does return.

As the fans of Diana Gabaldon’s books know, the leading male character in her Outlander novels is a tall, red-headed Highland warrior. But Heughan doesn’t fit that description in real life.

When Heughan auditioned for Outlander executive producers Maril Davis and Ronald D. Moore just four days into the casting process in 2013, they knew they had found their Jamie Fraser.

But when Gabaldon saw a photo of the then unknown actor, her first thought was that he was “grotesque.” The author simply couldn’t picture him as the hero of her story, and she had objections. 

“With Sam, he was the first person cast. They sent me his audition tape and they said, ‘we think we’ve found Jamie,'” Gabaldon recalled, per The Daily Record.